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Denzel Washington

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, intent on a career in journalism. ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 81 wins & 166 nominations. See more awards »

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Barriere Troy Maxson
Codice Genesi
Training Day
Training Day Alonzo
Malcolm X
Malcolm X Malcolm X


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 2018 The Equalizer 2: Senza perdono
Robert McCall
 2017 End of Justice - Nessuno è innocente
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
 2016 Barriere
Troy Maxson
 2016 I magnifici 7
 2014 The Equalizer - Il vendicatore
Robert McCall
 2013 Cani sciolti
 2012/I Flight
Whip Whitaker
 2010 Codice Genesi
 2007 American Gangster
Frank Lucas
 2006 Inside Man
Detective Keith Frazier
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Ben Marco
 2003/I Out of Time
Matt Lee Whitlock
 2002 Antwone Fisher
Dr. Jerome Davenport
 2002 John Q
John Quincy Archibald
 2001 Training Day
 2000 Il sapore della vittoria - Uniti si vince
Coach Herman Boone
 1999 Il collezionista di ossa
Lincoln Rhyme
 1998 Attacco al potere
Anthony Hubbard
 1998 He Got Game
Jake Shuttlesworth
 1998 Il tocco del male
John Hobbes
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man / King Omar
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man (voice)
- Rumpelstiltskin (1995) ... King Omar (voice)
 1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man (voice)
 1996 Uno sguardo dal cielo
 1996 Il coraggio della verità
Nat Serling
 1995 Il diavolo in blu
Easy Rawlins
 1995 Virtuality
Lt. Parker Barnes
 1995 Allarme rosso
 1993 Il rapporto Pelican
Gray Grantham
 1993 Philadelphia
Joe Miller
 1993 Molto rumore per nulla
Don Pedro
 1992 Malcolm X
Malcolm X
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (1992) ... Narrator (voice)
 1991 Verdetto finale
Nick Styles
 1991 Mississippi Masala
Demetrius Williams
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Bleek Gilliam
 1990 Un fantasma per amico
Napoleon Stone
 1989 Glory - Uomini di gloria
Pvt. Trip
 1989 Jamaica Cop
Xavier Quinn
 1982-1988 A cuore aperto (TV Series)
Dr. Philip Chandler
- The Last One (1988) ... Dr. Philip Chandler
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... Dr. Philip Chandler
- Split Decision (1988) ... Dr. Philip Chandler
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1988) ... Dr. Philip Chandler
- The Naked Civil Surgeon (1988) ... Dr. Philip Chandler
 1988 Dio salvi la regina
Reuben James
 1987 Grido di libertà
Steve Biko
 1986 Ore violente (TV Movie)
George McKenna
 1986 Power - Potere
Arnold Billings
 1984 Storia di un soldato
Private First Class Peterson
 1984 Diritto alla vita (TV Movie)
Martin Sawyer
 1981 Il pollo si mangia con le mani
Roger Porter
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Aedile / Roman Citizen / Volscian Citizen / ...
 1979 Corpo a corpo (TV Movie)
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as Malcolm X) in Laurence Holder's award-winning "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 15 Interviews | 28 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on the whipping scene in Glory - Uomini di gloria (1989)] - I remember walking around before that scene, just praying and calling on the spirits of all the slaves, because I didn't know how to play it. I was like, "Okay, fellas, just tell me what to do." And I went out there with an arrogance. I spit on the ground. I had this attitude and this strength -- it all came out of this meditation. It ... See more »


Son John David Washington recently signed as a running back with the St. Louis Rams. See more »


Frequently when his character is making a decision or changing his course of action, he will say, "Okay. Okay." See more »



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